TROY, Ala. - Christopher "Chris" T. Warden, age 51, an assistant professor at the Hall School of Journalism and Communication at Troy University, recently passed away on Jan. 4, 2009, from a lifelong battle against hemophilia.
Mr. Warden, a noted conservative journalist, recently authored the book "Voodoo Anyone? How to Understand Economics Without Really Trying," a textbook primer for journalists who are overwhelmed with economic jargon. The book, being published by Accuracy in Academia, addresses topical economic issues such as energy prices, government spending and Social Security. Mr. Warden was also an opinion columnist for the Troy Messenger.
Prior to his employment at Troy University, Mr. Warden worked for Investors Business Daily, where he started as a reporter in the Washington bureau and was soon promoted to an editor position at the paper's Los Angeles headquarters. Mr. Warden rose to become the editorial page editor, managing the influential business newspaper's opinion section. He also held several positions in Washington, D.C., including editor of the National Journalism Center, under the auspices of founder, M. Stanton Evans, and press secretary for U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. He also was employed with the Congressional Placement Office located on Capitol Hill.
Mr. Warden graduated with a bachelor of arts in English from the University of Virginia and received a master's in journalism from American University. While at the University of Virginia, Mr. Warden was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, Va.
He is survived by his parents, B.E. "Jack" and Louise, of Nisswa, Minn.; a sister, Kathleen, of Minneapolis; an aunt and uncle; many cousins; several godchildren; and all his students.
Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa, with the Rev. Robert Warden Prim and the Reverend Bruce Hannem officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Troy University Foundation, 1120 Highway 231, Troy, AL 36081, for the scholarship endowment in the name of Christopher T. Warden.
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